CRIME & SAFETY
Man found shot in car in front of Summit town hall
Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was found shot in his car in front of Summit Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Summit Police Chief Alex Miller said officials were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was sitting inside a black Cadillac SUV with […] The post Man found shot in car in front of Summit town hall appeared first on Daily Leader.
Body found in car in Walmart parking lot
Brookhaven Police responded Monday afternoon to a call reporting an unresponsive man in a vehicle. Officers found the man reclining in an SUV bearing a Simpson County tag. He was determined to be deceased. Lincoln County Coroner Clay McMorris said the man may have died from a heart attack. The identity of the person has […] The post Body found in car in Walmart parking lot appeared first on Daily Leader.
Fire at Parklane Academy leads to destruction of building
Late on Monday night, Parklane Academy's PE gym in McComb, Pike County, experienced a devastating fire, leading to the building's collapse. Firefighters from various departments in the area rushed to the scene to combat the towering flames, which began around 11 p.m.
2 teenagers charged in connection with drive-by shooting in Brookhaven
Brookhaven Police officers have arrested two local teenagers in connection with a recent drive-by shooting. At approximately 6:57 p.m. Sept. 21, BPD officers responded to a call of shots fired at or near 1098 East Monticello St. Upon arrival, they found the residence had been shot into, and 17 5.56 mm shell casings were recovered […] The post 2 teenagers charged in connection with drive-by shooting in Brookhaven appeared first on Daily Leader.
Brookhaven police chief slams report on department
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) – The Brookhaven Police Department could see changes in the future after a report was released. The Brookhaven Board of Aldermen hired William Harmening, a police practices expert, to identify problems or errors within the department. “Why would the elected officials bring this man in town to destroy their police department? If […]
Brookhaven family loses everything in Wednesday house fire
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WLBT) - A Brookhaven family is still trying to grapple with their new reality after a house fire earlier this week took away almost everything they owned. It was a typical Wednesday afternoon for the Diffrient-Jackson family in Lincoln County when, all of a sudden, they got a phone call they never would have expected.
Weekly Safety Report: Evaluation of Police Department and Grass Fire on I-55 in Brookhaven, Mississippi
The incidents in Brookhaven, Mississippi this week include an evaluation of the police department by an independent expert, and firefighters responding to a grass fire along I-55.
Mississippi police department that caused mistrial has ‘competency issues’ in its investigations unit, expert says
The Mississippi police department that recently caused a mistrial in a case that drew national attention has “competency issues” in its investigations unit that impede the department’s effectiveness, an independent investigator concluded. The city of Brookhaven hired William Harmening, a retired law enforcement officer, to review its...
Volunteers needed for county fire departments
LOYD STAR — Austin Smith with New Site Volunteer Fire Department emphatically said “We need more volunteers,” when he arrived on scene to a house fire at Macedonia Road Wednesday. Other first responders shared a similar message as they rotated between fighting the fire and drinking water. Firemen had to respond to a grass fire […] The post Volunteers needed for county fire departments appeared first on Daily Leader.
County faces increased gang activity; officers asking for updated vests
Law enforcement is attempting to organize a multi-county force to combat an increasing gang problem in the area that’s been on the rise, especially over the last couple years, Rotary members learned recently. Sheriff’s investigator Justin Dyar said to adequately equip local officers in combatting local gangs, they’re asking...
Error in judgement caused Loyd Star fire
LOYD STAR — A wildfire in Loyd Star community near California Road and Jackson Liberty Monday afternoon was caused by human error in judgment. It quickly got out of control and burned 30 acres. The fire was the third wildfire in Lincoln County over the past week. Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Reid […] The post Error in judgement caused Loyd Star fire appeared first on Daily Leader.
Driver dies following single-vehicle crash in Washington Parish Wednesday night
FRANKLINTON---Last night, shortly before 8:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 10 near LA Hwy 25 in Washington Parish. The crash claimed the life of 44-year-old Bobby Harriel of Ruth, Mississippi. The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as...
Minor wreck in downtown Brookhaven
BROOKHAVEN — Two ambulances rolled through Brookhaven sirens blaring Thursday afternoon. They arrived on scene to a minor wreck at the intersection of East Monticello Street and South Second Street. Officers with Brookhaven Police Department are currently on scene investigating the wreck. Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing is directing traffic. There is traffic flow at […] The post Minor wreck in downtown Brookhaven appeared first on Daily Leader.
Lincoln County woman killed in crash
LINCOLN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A Lincoln County woman was killed in a crash on Tuesday, September 12. The Daily Leader reported Melissa Allred, 36, was killed during the single-vehicle crash on Montgomery Road around 8:00 p.m. Authorities said her vehicle left the road, struck a ditch and then struck a tree. They said she […]
Lincoln County Jail docket: Brookhaven woman charged with multiple driving offenses, drug charge
Lincoln County Jail docket, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 Elijah Miqual Wilcher, 04/21/2004, 923 Ballard Lane — arrested, charged with business burglary, by LCSO. Billy Parkman, 12/09/1994, 6899 Coleman Ave., Walls — arrested on Justice Court warrant (probation violation), by LCSO. Terrell Benson, 12/16/1996, 115 Lockspur St., McComb — arrested on indictment, by LCSO. Dutchess Brown, […] The post Lincoln County Jail docket: Brookhaven woman charged with multiple driving offenses, drug charge appeared first on Daily Leader.